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Writing Wellington: Twenty Years of Victoria University Writing Fellows


Michael King (b. 1945), biographer and historian, was awarded an Honorary DLitt by Victoria University in 1997. His Whina, a biography of Whina Cooper, won the Wattie Book of the Year Award. Other major publications include Te Puea (1977), Maori: A Photographic and Social History (written during his Victoria University Fellowship), Moriori: A People Rediscovered (1989) and Frank Sargeson (1995). In 1999, as Burns Fellow at Otago University, he is writing a life of Janet Frame.